Faye Eileen (Wooten) Smith died Tuesday, February 22, 2022 at the Iowa River Hospice House in Marshalltown. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Conrad’s First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Vienna Cemetery. Visitation will be February 25 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Conrad’s First Presbyterian Church. Memorials can be directed to the Iowa River Hospice, Vienna Cemetery, or First Presbyterian Women at Conrad.
Faye Eileen Wooten was born to Kenneth and Rosella (Reece) Wooten on a farm near Union, Iowa, in Hardin County. She was the youngest of five children. She attended school in Union, graduating with the class of 1946.
Faye was united in marriage to Dale W. Smith, of Beaman, Iowa, in Union, Iowa on December 4, 1948. They moved to the family farm near Beaman and continued to live there until Dale’s death. in 2006. Faye remained on the farm until 2017, when she moved to Conrad.
Faye has been actively involved in farming, including accounting, all her life. Faye volunteered at MMSC Marshalltown Hospital for twenty-six years as a foster escort. Faye was an active member of Conrad’s First Presbyterian Church, the Vienna Cemetery Association, and the Conrad Community Action Fund Organization. She loved puzzles, bingo at Beaman and meeting her friends.
Dale and Faye have enjoyed keeping track of their children’s school activities as well as those of their grandchildren for the past few years.
Faye is survived by her five children: Marla Smith of Colorado, Gary (Kathy) Smith of Arizona, Mark (Patricia) Smith of Marshalltown, Brad (Jane) Smith of Beaman, Mary (Rollie) Sumwalt, from South Carolina; fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren and several beloved nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, Dale, her siblings, Eldon, Lorena, John and Charlene; grandson, Michael Sponsel and great-grandson, Austin Padilla Sponsel.